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July 27, 2003

BBC Sport | Ullrich upbeat in defeat

Big Jan was philosophical about his 2nd overall, for the 5th time:

"After all that I've been through, to be in the Tour de France this year was a reward and, overall, I cannot be sad," said the 29-year-old.

"I challenged Lance Armstrong as I was only 15 seconds behind him after the Ax-3 Domaines stage but I'm a little surprised everything went so well.

"I only came to the Tour hoping to prepare for 2004."

Posted by Frank Steele on July 27, 2003 in Tour news | Permalink

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